We’re experts in workplace mental health
A team of specialists in learning & development and psychology, backed up by clinical and legal professionals.
With proven results, we enable organisations to build a positive mental health culture.
Our programmes increase engagement, help to reduce absenteeism and importantly, create a workplace where people thrive.
We have tailored solutions for all levels of organisations, from the board room to the front line.
Proactive and practical, we deliver interactive, face to face and online sessions.
We demystify, create confidence and give people the skills to talk about mental health and to know what to do.
We constantly assess the results of our work.
We know this leads to cultural change, reduces absenteeism and increases engagement.
We know that delegates from our course are confident in workplace mental health issues.
Headtorch Works was developed with the School of Psychology at The University of Glasgow, we have the academic results to prove efficacy.
We have solutions for all levels of an organisation:
Strategy – a high level consultation to determine where you are, where you want to get to, and how to get there.
Senior Leaders – understand mental health at work, the business and legal reasons why you must take action, and what to do.
Line Managers – Become confident when it comes to mental health, know how to spot signs, have sensitive conversations, and know what to do.
Mental Health Champions – Gain an in depth knowledge of workplace mental health and well-being. Know what to look out for and how to support your colleagues.
Front Line & Direct Staff – gain an introduction to mental health, understand what it is and be certain that your organisation is taking this seriously.
Skills Programme – there’s never been a more important time to support your people, a series of virtual classroom events to look after mental fitness and focus in these difficult times.
Annual Conference – run by Headtorch with the School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow, fun, thought provoking and interactive.
Key Note Talks – the ideal launch pad for workplace mental health initiatives. Engaging presentations with live theatre, original filmed drama, questions and … goats.
Headtorch programmes are evidenced based and have proven results.
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A televisual on-line learning programme taking you into the world of mental health at work. Hear expert commentary and lived experience; learn the essentials and practical tips.
“The Headtorch sessions added immense value - productivity and engagement increased, people felt valued and there was better focus. We still talk about this, a 3 hour workshop is having an impact 18 month later. Headtorch is proven to bring mental health and emotional wellbeing to the forefront in the workplace, adding value to every organisation through every team member.”
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Dr Linda Craig: On Self-harm
TW #triggerwarning This blog contains discussion of sensitive issues. Each year in early March, mental health organisations around the United Kingdom work to promote awareness of self-harm and reduce the stigma around it that can prevent individuals seeking support. Self-harm is a broad term which refers to a person deliberately causing harm or injury to […]
Take 5 sugars in your coffee!
I used to give myself ‘eating rules’ – ‘Only fruit for lunch!’ ‘One sweet thing per day!’ ‘…and not before 4 o’clock!’ Both bulimia and anorexia played their parts. I saw a doctor, an unforgettable experience. “How much are you eating? How often are you eating? Do you take sugar in your coffee?” “No,” I […]
Dr Linda Craig: On Eating Disorders
The first week of March is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Perhaps apt timing as mental health services across the United Kingdom are reporting a higher rate and severity of Eating Disorder referrals than ever before. Eating Disorders provoke a great deal of anxiety. For sufferers. For loved ones. For services. If you are concerned that […]
There’s nothing we like better than knowing that we’ve been heard and understood, especially when we’re struggling with the day to day, perhaps with stress or mental health issues. Active listening is what’s needed on Time to Talk Day (4th Feb) and every other day. Active listening is listening to hear, it’s about taking in the whole person. It’s hearing […]
Give Monday a chance
What we think affects how we feel. We think sad, we feel sad. With this in mind, who’s bright idea was it to name the third Monday of the month Blue Monday? It’s not helpful. Especially this year. It’s particularly unhelpful, when you realise that there’s no scientific evidence behind it being the most depressing […]